Month: November 2008 – page 3

A bumper weekend post: reviews, announcements and clips…oh my!

A whole heap! Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Shrek The Halls and Silly Symphonies reviewed, plus new announcements, a WALL-E contest and Walt Disney Treasures clips…wow!

Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E: 3-Disc – Winner!

Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E: 3-Disc Set on DVD – Winner Announced!

Shrek The Halls

DreamWorks’ television special is a festive affair that brings the Shrek franchise back to the level of the first film, not the second, but the disc is sorely lacking any surprise presents.

Studios enter multiple toons in Oscar race

Best Animated feature category gets a boost with 20 toons slated to receive qualifying runs in Los Angeles theaters by year’s end, encouraging the studios to enter more than one entry per Oscar season, reports Variety. While Disney has Wall-E and Bolt in contention, DreamWorks’ plans to launch campaigns that focus on the individual strengths […]

Steve Carell to voice Despicable

Variety reports that Steve Carell will voice the title character in Universal’s Despicable Me, an upcoming 3D animated film about a deplorable man Groo who masterminds the mother of all heists when he plots to steal the moon. Despicable reteams Carell, who voiced one of the characters for Horton Hears a Who, with the producer […]

The sound of Wall-E

UpcomingPixar has posted an interview with Ben Burtt, sound designer for Wall-E, best known for his works in Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. Burtt talks about heading the sound on Wall-E, the work process and also how he uses everything that comes into his life as part of the sounds he creates.

New Burn•E images

PixarPlanet shares four new publicity shots from the upcoming Pixar short, Burn•E which will be available as a bonus feature on the upcoming Wall•E dvd and blu-ray.

Akira and Ninja Scroll remake updates

In an exclusive update, reports that Leonardo DiCaprio would not star in the live action remakes of Akira and Ninja scroll and will only stay behind the scenes as a producer for the films. DiCaprio adds, “We’re waiting for the final draft of the script for Akira and Ninja Scroll. I know there a […]

New Coraline poster

IMPAWARDS shares a new poster for Coraline. Based on Neil Gaiman’s novella of the same name, the animated stop-motion fantasy is slated for a February 6, 2009 release.

Fox delays Cleveland

AnimationMagazine reports that Fox has moved the premiere of The Cleveland Show from late spring of this season to fall of 2009. The show which features the African American character from Family Guy as the central character, has been voiced by Mike Henry who also serves as a writer and executive producer on the animated […]

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

DreamWorks should have sent the Madagascar sequel Back 2 The Drawing Board.

Academy announces films under consideration for animated Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 14 films have been submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category for the 81st Academy Awards: Bolt, Delgo, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Dragon Hunters, Fly Me to the Moon, Igor, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $9.99, The Sky […]

Yabba-dabba-doo-or-don't? The Complete Flintstones completely reviewed!

The giant 24-disc collection of all 166 over six seasons The Flintstones: The Complete Series is completely reviewed!

The Flintstones: The Complete Series

All 166 episodes over 24 discs of Hanna-Barbera’s groundbreaking animated prime time family sitcom show in a yabba-dabba-doo set that doesn’t offer anything fresh for those with the previously released individual collections, but is an excellent treat for new fans!

Goofy, Charlie Brown, and Captain America!

Complete Goofy; Charlie Brown Christmas reviewed, plus Rocketeer Johnson to direct Captain America feature!

Wall-E videos to feature advanced definition

According to Andrew Stanton, the Richmond, California based company has gone to extraordinary lengths to preserve precise details in its Blu-ray version of Wall-E, which will hit the shelves on November 18, reports IMDB. Stanton adds, “This is the first time where a format exactly represents how good a film looks in the building here…It […]

Behind the scenes of Monsters vs Aliens hosts an exclusive behind-the-scenes video clip offering a sneak peek at the making of DreamWorks’ upcoming animated film Monsters vs Aliens. Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon, 3-D animated comedy Monsters vs Aliens opens March 27, 2009.

Wall-E DVD previews

ThePixarBlog shares three preview clips featuring some of the bonus materials from the upcoming Wall-E dvd and blu-ray. The clips titled Elbows, Reason for Bots and Building Worlds from the Sound Up feature director Andrew Stanton and other members share some insights and challenges in making the film. Wall-E will be out on dvd and […]

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa outruns competition, tops weekend box office

Variety reports that DreamWorks’ animated sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa dominated the North American box office this weekend with a stunning $63.5 million from 4,056 theaters, far exceeding the $47.2 million weekend gross of the first film, Madagascar, in 2005. The film also scored the best opening of the year for an animated title, besting […]

A look at the live action Akira

LatinoReview takes an exclusive look at the live action remake of Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime classic Akira which is being turned into two live-action feature films, the first of which is being fast tracked for a summer 2009 release.

Pixar references in Up trailer

A number of items in the recently out Pixar’s Up trailer are being spotted that could possibly reference other Pixar works, reports UpcomingPixar. These include the Luxo ball, the toy airplane from Toy Story and also a stuffed toy bear which, the site suggests, could possibly reference to Pixar’s upcoming film The Bear and the […]

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Remastered Deluxe Edition

This is the most essential Peanuts special to own— the very first one, and perhaps still the best.

New Up, Bolt trailers

Two new trailers for Up and Bolt have now hit the net. Up‘s new teaser can be viewed on TrailerAddict, while the preview for Bolt can be seen on Must Watch. Bolt opens on November 21st, while the wait for Up is a bit longer with the film hitting theaters on May 29th, 2009.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opens today

DreamWork’s sequel to the hit animated flick Madagascar hits theaters today. Reviews are positive so far for this second installment to the franchise, earning a current rating of 63% on Rotten Tomatoes. “The rare sequel that improves on the original, Madagascar 2 keeps the silliness and steps up the heart,” claims one critic, while another […]

Adult Swim to air King Of The Hill

Adult Swim has reportedly added King Of The Hill to their lineup, according to Animation World Network. The animated sitcom, which was recently canceled after FOX decided the show had enjoyed a long enough run, will begin airing on Adult Swim in January, and will be shown every night at ten. Created by Mike Judge […]

Looney Tunes meets Gargoyles…what's up, doc!?

Reviews for Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6 and Gargoyles: The Complete First Season DVD sets, plus our Looney Tunes: Spotlight 6 contest winner!